Review of Mozart’s Complete String Quintets DVD

Mozart's Complete String Quintets
Mozart’s Complete String Quintets
Here’s a review of a DVD recording of Mozart’s Complete String Quintets by Renaud Capuçon et al, as it appears in Audiophile Audition (www.audaud.com).
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Peter Bates

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Review of the Seven Deadly Sins by Brecht & Weill

Seven Deadly Sins
Seven Deadly Sins
Here’s a review of a recording of The Seven Deadly Sins by Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht, as it appears in Audiophile Audition (www.audaud.com). Continue reading “Review of the Seven Deadly Sins by Brecht & Weill”

Peter Bates

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Review of Kafka Fragments by György Kurtág

Kafka Fragments
Kafka Fragments
Here’s a review of a recording of Kafka Fragments by György Kurtág, as it appears in Audiophile Audition (www.audaud.com). Continue reading “Review of Kafka Fragments by György Kurtág”

Peter Bates

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Review of Macbeth by Giuseppe Verdi

Macbeth DVD
Macbeth DVD

Here’s a review of the Blu-ray recording of the Metropolitan Opera’s performance of Macbeth by Giuseppe Verdi, as it appears in Audiophile Audition (www.audaud.com). Continue reading “Review of Macbeth by Giuseppe Verdi”

Peter Bates

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Famous Skeptic Annotates Bible

The Skeptic's Annotated Bible
The Skeptic’s Annotated Bible

The Skeptic’s Annotated Bible, by Steve Wells (ISBN-13: 978-0988245105; 2 x 6.5 x 9.5 inches” 1648
pp. $29.95)

For years I had wondered why nobody had ever done this before. It seems so obvious. Go through the Bible, find all the inconsistencies and contradictions and cross-reference them. As an extra, do it with a bit of wit. Well, it looks like Steve Wells has done it with The Skeptic’s Annotated Bible. Have you ever wondered:
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Opera Tampa Produces Spot-on Performance of Così fan tutti

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Così fan tutti at Opera Tampa

COSÌ FAN TUTTI. Opera buffa by Wolfgang Mozart, libretto by Lorenzo Da Ponte. Cast: Cecilia Violetta López (Fiordiligi), soprano; Sarah Nordin (Dorabella), mezzo soprano; Cody Austin (Ferrando), tenor; Gabriel Preisser (Guglielmo), baritone; Eileen Vanessa Rodriguez (Despina), soprano; Won Cho (Don Alphonso), bass Baritone. Artistic director and conductor: Daniel Lipton. Produced by Opera Tampa. Venu: The Straz Center for the Performing Arts.
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Peter Bates

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Found Interview with Ron McNair, Doomed Shuttle Astronaut

Ron-McNair-Portrait-1I wrote the following article for Minority Engineer about Ron McNair, one of the astronauts who died in the Challenger Disaster thirty years ago. The interview was conducted shortly before the fateful flight. Continue reading “Found Interview with Ron McNair, Doomed Shuttle Astronaut”

Peter Bates

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Spotlight

Director: Tom McCarthy. Starring: Michael Keaton, Mark Ruffalo, Stanley Tucci, Liev Schreiber, Rachel McAdams and John Slattery. Distributor: Open Road Films. Film length: 2:08. Release date: November 6, 2015.

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Rachel McAdams in Spotlight

I believe I’ve seen the best movie of the year yesterday afternoon. It was “Spotlight” and the script for this film was just about perfect! Continue reading “Spotlight”

Carolyn Gregory

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Blowing Up Your Picture

Blown Up Bread
Blown Up Bread

Should you invest in an image resizing program? Before you pipe up, “Sure, I have some pictures I’d like to blow up to poster size,” you should realize that they’re not cheap. Continue reading “Blowing Up Your Picture”

Peter Bates

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Book Article about Dalton Trumbo

About twenty years ago I wrote an entry for The Political Companion to American Film. It was about Dalton Trumbo. Now that the new film Trumbo is out, I thought it might still be relevant today.

Dalton Trumbo
Dalton Trumbo

About twenty years ago I wrote an entry for The Political Companion to American Film. It was about Dalton Trumbo. Now that the new film Trumbo is out, I thought it might still be relevant today. Enjoy! Continue reading “Book Article about Dalton Trumbo”

Peter Bates

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